ENGEE516-19B (HAM)

Surge Protection of Electronic Systems

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Engineering

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Paper Description

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This paper covers the fundamentals related to surge protection of electronic systems powered by the commercial AC power utility and the systems interconnected via data or telecommunication interfaces. Subjects include (i) different modes of the surge propagation (ii) principles of surge protection (iii) components and devices in protection circuits (iv) testing of surge arrestors and relevant international standards. The paper is on self-study basis with literature surveys, and several practical assignments.
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Paper Structure

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This is a self-study course, with no timetabled lecture or laboratory time slots. Topics, assessments and due dates will be detailed on the "Acceptance Form".
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • detail the test methods and guidelines in different international standards applicable to surge protection systems
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  • analyse the capabilities and limitations of practical surge absorbent devices
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  • detail the surge propagation within the electrical systems of the overall premises environment down to PCB level for protection requirements
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  • Develop an understanding of the principles of surge propagation and surge protection as applied to electronic systems
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Assessment

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All four learning outcomes will be assessed through two assignments and a final test. Final test will be conducted under examination conditions.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment 1
2 Sep 2019
5:00 PM
25
  • Other: Assignment Box (E.2.07)
2. Assignment 2
14 Oct 2019
5:00 PM
25
  • Other: Assignment Box (E.2.07)
3. Final test
18 Oct 2019
5:00 PM
50
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Kularatna, N, Steyn-Ross, A, Fernando, J. and James S: Design of Transient Protection Systems, Elsevier-AP, 2019

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Other Resources

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Guided by the required reading, students are expected to search for additional information on the subject matter through their own self study.
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Limited number of handouts for this paper will be available on Moodle for students to download.

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices etc. It is your responsibility to check the site regularly

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Workload

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Three contact hours per week plus 8 hours per week for assessment and independent study
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: Departmental approval required.

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ENEL506

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